Vossloh wins largest Australian contract and one of its biggest to date

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Over the coming five years, Vossloh will be supplying some 1,3 million concrete sleepers for the so-called Inland Rail project in Australia. The agreement with the Australian Track Corporation is worth the equivalent of around 90 million euros, making this contract one of the biggest infrastructure deals in the German company’s history.

Vossloh’s Australian subsidiary Austrak will be supplying the sleepers, starting this year. The final deliveries are scheduled for 2017. Some 1,700 kilometres of freight track are under construction between Melbourne and Brisbane as part of the Inland Rail project.

“We are very pleased to have won one of the largest rail infrastructure contracts in Vossloh’s history and the largest order in the Australian market to date”, company ceo Oliver Schuster said in comments on the agreement.

The contract follows on the Januari 2021 award of a 50-million euro contract for switch systems for the same Inland Rail project. Due to its length, construction of the 1.700 kilometre rail freight line is broken up into 13 sections. The first studies into the railway line began 2006, with construction beginning in earnest in 2018.

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Author: Nick Augusteijn

Chief Editor, RailTech.com

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